Fr. Raymond Akumbilim Asagdem, SVD

Fr. Raymond Akumbilim, SVD

Instructor - Theology

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Fr. Raymond was born and raised in his native country, Ghana. He attended St. Charles minor seminary/high school in Ghana. He received his B.A. before joining the Divine Word Missionaries in 2007. Fr. Raymond professed vows in 2011 and then came to the U.S. for his theological education. He took final vows in 2017 and was ordained to the Priesthood in 2018. He briefly worked in a multicultural parish in Memphis, Tenn. from September 2018 until his assignment to Divine Word College in March 2020.


M.A. – Catholic Theological Union—Chicago, Illinois (Major: Mission Theology, Minor: Biblical Studies)
M.Div. – Catholic Theological Union—Chicago, Illinois
Certificate in Philosophy--St. Victor's Major Seminary—Tamale, Ghana
B.A. – University of Cape Coast—Ghana (sociology)

Courses taught:

World Religions, Missiology


Spanish, Twi (Ghanaian language)

Intercultural Experience

Two years Cross-cultural training in Bolivia

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